Readers' Pick

Bone Jour

Many pet owners looking to pamper their pooches head to Bethesda’s Bone Jour, which offers grooming services from bathing to fur trimming, with Sunday sessions for special needs and senior dogs. Another plus: Employees will deliver pets to waiting cars so customers don’t have to struggle with parking.

That focus on service is why Bethesda Magazine readers once again chose Bone Jour as “Best Pet Groomer.” In business since 1986, it also won in 2011 and was voted “Best Pet Boutique” in 2009 and 2011.

“We have relationships with the customers and we really know the dogs,” says owner Becky Pugh, who also sells gourmet treats, leashes, collars and toys. “When a dog comes in, they’re treated like family.”

Bethesda’s Shanee Uberman brings her shih tzus, Bitsy and Frankie, to the shop. “A lot of times you go to the groomer and dogs are shaking in their boots,” Uberman says. “But my dogs don’t mind going there. …[Bone Jour] couldn’t be more accommodating.”

4927-A St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda, 301-656-2663,